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. according to reports from the government, the driver of this van was speeding and this van ended up toppling over into this pond, and really heartbroken to say that 11 of the 17 children died as a result of this accident. >> here in this moment of the video you see some of the children's belonging, book bags, jackets, things like that, and you also see people in the water. this is, at this point they're trying to tie the rope to the van hoping to gelt get any survivors out. now, three of the children did die on scene. 12 were take ton a nearby hospital and eight of those children died while receiving treatment at the local hospital. >> why is anybody ever in so much of a hurry with 15 kids in a van that they have to speed and you know when you have a van and that many people in it you have to be careful. >> now, according to government reports, the driver of this van survived the accident. he has now been detained by police while they investigate. >> also as a result of this accident, they've suspended 12 officials. according to a local citizen, they say that the police were slow to respond
that would avoid cutting government services on january 1st. >> a portion of interstate 80 heading to the sierra was shut down today after a series of storm related spinouts. the highway patrol shut the highway down this morning from colfax to the nevada state line. this is what it looked like this afternoon where you see a detour prompting cars to exit the freeway and turn around. at times the interstate looked more like a parking lot. >> try to get to tahoe for christmas and we saw a small sign that says road closed and thought day were kidding. but they weren't. >> the interstate eventually reopened this afternoon, the most powerful winter storm of the season is on track to drop as much as 5 feet of snow on top of the sierra. here's what it looked like earlier at squaw valley. as much as 12 inches of snow is forecast for the foot hills around reno, carson city. >> the highway patrol is looking for the driver who crashed an suv in oakland this morning. the vehicle careened off interstate 580 and crashed into a tree during heavy rain overnight. officers say the driver ran away fro
pay employees to stay healthy. a group of government employees consider to be the healthiest. of that group, two-thirds were overweight. now city leaders in san francisco are considering a plan to give direct incentives to employees for being healthy. it would save the city money in the long run. >> a request for a waiver of the no child left behind law. the goals are unreelistic and flawed. to evaluate teachers based on their student's test scores. so far 33 states and the terrific of columbia have received waivers. >> officials in newtown, connecticut say they plan to regular us nate a herm inia them northerly. the moe men toes will stay up it will inform new years. to pay respects. >>> a white christmas across the nation came with a high price. mother nature is being blamed for six deaths in many states. tornados death mates communities in the south on christmas day. this is video from alabama where more than 20 tornados his yesterday. they knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes in arkansas. snow covered roads are making treacherous driving conditions conditio
used as a failure of government. >> i weigh i figure theépñ on vacation, they don't care. >> i don't think that there ever going to come to an agreement. both parties are so far apart, there's no common ground. >> if you make between $50,000 a year, it goes up. if you make 75 to $100, you'll pay $142 per weekly paycheck. most employers will wait and deduct at the current rate but you'll get slammed with higher rates. >> if they're supposed to be public servants and we can't get a compromise and some is with the right ideology. >> it seems like you're not being represented. you have interest that are overriding the people's concerns and i think that's an example of what happens in congress. >> the tax policy centers say the lowest income folks will see their take home paycheck shrink by 3.5% and average 4% and top earn ers about 6% but that says nothing of lost deductions or other unknowns such as recession driven pay cuts and decreased economic decrease. americans on unemployed benefits, they get cut off january 1st. tom, ktu channel 2 news >>> americans are buying new homes. the c
posted it to ktvu.com under today's hot topics on the home page. >>> government and consumer groups have turned down a settlement offer from pg & e in the wake of the deadly san bruno explosion. the san francisco chronicle reports pg & e aufrd $550 million to pay for skate regulatory charges but the offer was rejected because the utility will not admit to safety breaches. such an admission would open the door to criminal charges. eight people die and had 38 homes were destroyed in the september, 2010, explosion. >>> and we have a success story to tell you about in the city of richmond where the number of homicides has been cut in half. with 2012 almost complete, richmond has recorded 18 homicides. that's down from 45 people killed three years ago, and richmond averaged about 36 homicides a year over the past decade. unlike many cities, richmond has actually increased police staffing in the past few years. some people also credit community efforts after richmond declared a state of emergency after a deadly summer in 2005. >>> up next first responders under attack. a group of firefighters
from 2011. >>> a key senator expressed optimism that the government will be able to avoid the so called fiscal cliff. >> the president was about 200 billion higher on revenues. boehner 200 billion higher on spending cuts. out of a trillion dollar budget that doesn't seem unsurmountable so i would hope they would keep talking. >> congress is expected to be back in session by thursday. without a deal tax hikes for all americans and deep spending cuts will be triggered on january 1st. >>> the head of the national rifle association today defended his group's refusal to consider any form of gun control. >> look a gun is a tool. the problem is the criminal. every police officer that walks the street knows if you want to control violent crime take violent criminals off the street. >> on friday the nra called for armed guards in schools as the best way to prevent shootings like the one in newtown connecticut. today warner a supporter of gun ownership called for mental health care as a way to protect schools. >>> religion leaders prayed for peace and called for action to prevent gun violence. ch
countries. >>> a south african government spokesperson tonight said former president nelson mandela was released from the hospital this morning. the 94-year-old was sent to the hospital 18 days ago. he was treated for a lung infection and had gull stone surgery. >>> on january 21, president barack obama will be sworn in for his second four year term. however, washington, d.c. officials are expecting much smaller crowds this time around. in 2008, a record 1.8 million visitors made their way to the capitol to participate in inauguration festivities. d.c. officials expect about 800,000 visitors for this inauguration. >>> a surprise christmas delivery. meet the south bay father who had to >>> stockings hung, decorations on the wall, and christmas dinner on the table, when a san jose family received a surprise gift last night. it was dad, not santa delivering this tiny christmas package. >> reporter: it was a gift, they were not expecting this christmas. baby conner. >> i was thinking mid-january. i guess he had his own will. >> reporter: the trouble wasn't that he was early, it was that
when the government not the market controlled prices and the dairy industry wasn't nearly as efficient as today. under those antiquated formulas a gallon of milk now under $4 most places could rise to $6 even $8 retail. >> you think about the fiscal cliff and they talk about, okay we're going to get a deal done and it might not be perfect. but you definitely don't expect the price of milk to double. >> the risk of this happening is quite slim. >> reporter: experts down play the dairy cliff. >> dairy producers would love to get twice as much for their milk but it ain't going to happen for a few months. >> reporter: because they say the agriculture department would stall it until congress finally acts. >> we're definitely concerned and we keep our eyes on the market. >> but for businesses like benton's dependent on dairy, even the thought of a price hike sends shivers. >> are these going to escalate as well? i'm sure. >> reporter: ice crime lovers joked, that gave them a good reason to eat more now. 1849 quotas will kick in for spring crops but milk is the most pressing issue because it
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